What Are My Rights as a Passenger in a Vehicle Collision?

The involved parties in automobile accident claims are the drivers of the vehicles.

However, if you were a passenger in one of the cars, but not the driver, what happens when it comes to personal injury claims? Are you still entitled to compensation for any injuries incurred?

Fortunately, if you are a passenger in a vehicle accident, you have several significant protections. Harsh Law has handled cases similar to yours – as a passenger, here’s what you need to know about your rights:


You Have a Right to Compensation

You are entitled to compensation if you were injured as the result of another motorist’s negligence. The amount of money you are eligible for is usually the same whether you were a driver or a passenger in the event that caused your injuries.

The damages you are entitled to will cover:

  • Medical bills that result from injuries sustained in the crash
  • Coverage of wages lost from missing work due to injury
  • Additional compensation for pain and suffering

Your personal injury lawyer can assist you with navigating the procedure of collecting each of these payment options, as well as assist you in determining the amounts for each by communicating with the attorneys of the drivers.


You Have a Right To File A Claim

There may be a variety of individuals involved in the case, depending on the sort of accident. For example, it may be necessary to seek personal injury compensation from both drivers in a two-driver collision where both drivers were somewhat at fault.

Insurance companies of all parties involved would likely need to negotiate liability and compensation – if there are two or more insurance companies involved, they may not be working together, but they certainly will have aligned interests.

Working with the right personal injury attorney is critical. Harsh Law’s attorneys will take on insurance companies and handle communication with other attorneys to ensure you are fairly represented and compensated.


You Have the Right To Hire A Lawyer

It may be tempting to “shake off” any injuries you sustained after an accident and simply leave it up to the two drivers to handle their claims. However, this would be a mistake. You could be losing out on important compensation that is yours by right.

You should not have to suffer from an accident or spend money due to no fault of your own. You will quickly discover that working with the appropriate attorney is critical to efficiently and correctly handle the situation if you decide to seek compensation.

Each situation is different, and we are here to guide you through it.


Trust the Experts, Call Today

The personal injury lawyers at Harsh Law understand personal injury claims can be difficult to move forward – that’s why we work hard to make sure you feel heard and to get you the compensation you deserve. We will thoroughly evaluate your case, communicate with outside parties, and make sure you get on the right track to recovery.

If you have been involved in a car accident as a passenger, find out how we can help you with your claim by speaking with our team of attorneys. Call us at (909) 793-6261 or fill out the contact form on our website to schedule your no-obligation case review.